- Sundays: 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist (from the Book of Common Prayer or Enriching Our Worship). Followed by Sunday School for children and “Talk Back” for the rest of us.
- Wednesdays: 12:10 PM, Holy Eucharist (an intimate celebration-in-a-circle, with liturgies from Celtic sources and prayer books used elsewhere in the Anglican Communion)
- Wednesday through Saturday, Morning Prayer (8 AM except 9 AM on Saturday)
- Feast Days: 12:10 PM, Holy Eucharist (but call the church, 882-2022, to confirm)
The church building is generally open for prayer daily Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our Sunday Eucharist typically involves considerable participation from the congregation, who serve as chalice bearer, acolyte, ushers/greeters, lectors and readers. The church is prepared for worship by members of the Altar Guild who serve as sacristans.
Music is important to us at St. Mark’s. We often do a “sung service,” singing not only the service music (such as the Sanctus and Fraction Anthem), but, with the Celebrant, we sing other portions of the service as well. While most hymns and service music are drawn from the Hymnal 1982, selections from Wonder, Love and Praise and Lift Every Voice and Sing are regularly used. St. Mark’s has been fortunate to have a succession of talented University of Idaho music students serve at the keyboards of our pipe organ, and at our baby grand piano. Our choir takes off officially from June through August, but often lead us from the chancel year round. The choir and organist are sometimes joined by instrumental soloists and ensembles from the university.
In our Sunday Eucharist, we generally use one of the four Eucharistic prayers in Rite II of the Book of Common Prayer (A, B, C, or D) or one of the Eucharistic prayers in Enriching Our Worship. In Advent 2007, the Episcopal Church adopted the Revised Common Lectionary to direct its three Sunday readings from Holy Scripture, so our readings now include a more diverse selection from both Testaments and the Apocrypha–the intertestamental liturature included in the New Standard Revised Edition of the Bible, the edition we use most often.
We also draw from the rites suggested by The Book of Occasional Services, which augments the Book of Common Prayer with such rites as evening (or early morning) vigils before certain pricipal feasts; foot-washing on Maundy Thursday; and rites of commissioning for lay ministers.
We hope you will join us. If you have questions about service times, or anything else, please call the church office at 208-882-2022. The office is generally staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.